The first Christians wrote what they learned from Christ. So have others that followed him through the centuries. May the Light of Christ shine through the books we offer here and guide you along the way!
The Secret of the Strength — What would the first Anabaptists tell this generation? Peter Hoover, 1991
The Mystery of the Mark Anabaptist Mission Work under the Fire of God, (tells the story of Jakob and Trindl Hutter, and of the community they founded in the 1530s) Peter Hoover, 2008
Christian Order After meeting in Bern, Switzerland, in 1526, a number of Anabaptist believers agreed on how to live and worship the Lord together. This is what they wrote and published.
A Brotherly Agreement One of the earliest Anabaptist statements of what they believed, decided and agreed upon at Schleitheim in Switzerland on 24 February 1527.
Christian Devotedness — The Consideration of Our Saviour’s Precept
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth” by Anthony Norris Groves (1795 – 1853)
God’s Dawn in the Soul Eckhart von Hochheim (c. 1260 – c. 1328), from Tambach in the German province of Thüringen, wrote important things about detachment. This collection of his writings gives us a good overview of his work.
Your God Is Too Small The reason for religious misconceptions by J. B. Phillips.
Pilgrim Community Moravian Mission work in the 18’th Century
Thy Kingdom Come The teachings of Johann Christoph Blumhardt and his son.
The Amana Community The story of the Community of True Inspiration, immigrants from Germany to America in the eighteenth century.
The Following of Christ Excerpts from Geert Groote’s spiritual diary.
Loose Plat Over a Manhole Peter Hoover
Missionary Methods, St Paul’s or Ours? Written during his work in China and later Kenya, Roland Allen from England, wrote a very important and inspiring report of how it goes amongst Christian missions. You may Part One in the link above. Part Two, Part Three, Part Four and Part Five follows.
New Testament Order for Church and Missionary written by Alex Rattray Hay, a Scottish church worker in South America, serves us simple, practical and Christ-centred instructions on how to build our Lord’s Church for his glory. See Part One above, and Part Two, Part Three and Part Four follows.
The Uncovering of the Babylonian Whore Pilgrim Marpeck writes about property, possession and self-defense.
Love Is Like Fire The confession of an anabaptist prisoner. Peter Riedemann.
Through the Eye of a Needle The doctrine of non-accumulation. Roger Hertzler.
Waldenzische Oorsproung van de Nederlandsche Doopsgezinde A convincing account of how the early Anabaptists indeed link, historically and spiritually, to the earlier Waldenses from France and Italy.